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      Musical Chiaroscuro

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      Light Shadow in Citizen Kane

      Literally “light-dark,” chiaroscuro in art is the creation of depth through the play of light and shadow.  This artistic technique has inspired legions of composers to try and create the same contrasts in music through timbral shadings and instrumental colors.

      Jacob Druckman: Chiaroscuro (excerpt)
      Juilliard Orchestra/Foss
      New World 80381
      1:04

      Steven Block: Shadows
      Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra/Robert Stankovsky
      Navona 5871
      8:38

      Colin Brumby: Chiaroscuro, III
      Perihelion
      Jade 1058
      5:38

      Huck Hodge: Pools of Shadow from an Older Sky, II. Ave Maris Stella
      Huck Hodge, piano and computer
      New World 80758
      4:25

      John Corigliano: Chiaroscuro, I & II
      Jerome Lowenthan & Ursula Oppens, pianos
      Cedille 123
      6:24

      Richard Lavenda: Chiaroscuro
      Matthew Strauss, vibraphone; Leone Buyse, alto flute; Benjamin Kamins,
      bassoon; Timothy Pitts, double bass
      Ravello 7881
      10:42

      Laura Schwendinger: Chiaroscuro Azzurro, III
      Madison Sinfonietta/Nicole Paiement; Curtis Macomber, v.
      Centaur 3098
      11:56

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